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Company History

Iowa Memorial Granite Company was founded in West Liberty, Iowa, in 1943 as a father/son operation. We moved to Muscatine, Iowa in March 1991. Our office is managed by Randall & Polly Geurink, who have 20 years of experience in the monument industry. Our sales office/showroom is located at 1812 Lucas St at the main entrance to Greenwood Cemetery and our production/sales office is located at 2469 - 33rd St. South, Muscatine, IA. We produce monuments and markers, using quality granite from all over the world. We also provide bronze on granite memorials, granite benches, cremation memorials, mausoleums, granite or bronze signs, veteran/civic memorials, monument repairs and cleaning, floral vases and much more. We are staffed by friendly and courteous representatives. We provide expert workmanship and personal design services. Mary Ancell our shop manager/artist has been with Iowa Memorial Granite since June 1989. We deliver a signed written guarantee for every memorial we produce and set. Your satisfaction is our main goal. We have built a reputation on our quality service as a "name you can trust". Our prices are reasonable and competitive with other area monument dealers.

The Iowa Memorial Granite Company of Muscatine, Iowa designs headstones, bronze markers, granite memorial benches, gravestones and virtually any type of monument set or  placed above a grave or burial plot in an Iowa or Illinois cemetery. We sell headstones, tombstones, gravestones and grave markers to families in eastern Iowa, western Illinois and the Quad Cities Metropolitan Area which includes the citis of Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa and Rock Island, Moline, and East Moline in Illinois. We are one of the most trusted cemetery memorial dealers in Muscatine, Iowa. We display personalized cemetery monuments, cremation memorials and granite memorial benches at our Muscatine, Iowa monument retail showroom. Stop by our showrrom if you are interested in buying a cemetery monument or marker or simply want to browse our wide product selection before purchasing an upright monument or flat headstone for a family member or friend. We have an outstanding rating with the BBB serving Greater Iowa, Quad Cities, and Siouxland Region.

People interested in looking at monument and marker pictures can visit our design gallery. This web site display many pictures of gravestones and headstones designs available and people interested in buying a monument or purchasing a grave marker can request pricing and estimates through the web site. Click here for information on ordering a marker or monument for an Iowa or Illinois cemetery. The company provides a complete selection of upright monuments, single grave monuments, 2 grave monuments, family monuments, etched gravestones with hand engraved scenes, granite memorial benches, raised headstones, slant face grave markers, bevel top grave markers, flat granite markers, flush or lawn level gravesite markers, cemetery markers for infants and children, single markers, companion markers, bronze markers, bronze plaques, cremation urns, cremation memorials, veterans' memorials, community and civic monuments, granite signs, bronze memorial and donor recognition plaques, private estate and family mausoleums. Contact the Iowa Memorial Granite Company at 563-263-5484 to get information on pricing and ordering. Our web site includes many good examples of epitaphs, inscriptions, quotes and sayings that are etched into cemetery monuments. We provide on-site engraving services in which one of our skilled craftsman will add a name and/or date to a gravestone that has already been placed above a grave in a cemetery.

We serve the residents of the Quad Cities metropolitan area (Davenport, Bettendorf and Scott County in Iowa; and Moline, East Moline, Rock Island and Rock Island County in Illinois and Cedar, Clinton, Jackson, Louisa and Muscatine counties in Iowa; and Carroll, Henry, Mercer and Whiteside counties in Illinois. In addition, we design cemetery memorials and monuments for families who live in counties, cities and towns in southeastern Iowa. Our customers often travel from the following counties to purchase upright cemetery monuments and flat markers at our showroom in Muscatine, Iowa; Blackhawk, Buchanan, Deleware, Dubuque, Tama, Benton, Linn, Jones, Jackson, Poweshiek, Iowa, Johnson, Cedar, Clinton, Mahashka, Keokuk, Washington, Louisa, Muscatine, Scott, Des Moines, Henry, Jefferson, Wapello, Monroe, Apanoose, Davis, Van Buren and Lee.

The Iowa Memorial Granite Company also helps to restore and fix up old cemeteries. Our employees helped to restore a few monuments in Davenport City Cemetery, which is nearly as old as the city of Davenport itself, and even older than the State of Iowa. The cemetery is located in dowtown Davenport, Iowa. In May of 2011, one of our managers, Randy Geurink, replaced a few historic tombstones that had been damaged because of vandalism and accidental chipping caused by a lawnmower. Randy installed a reproduction of a headstone on the grave of Julie Paulsen. The original marble headstone for Julie Paulsen had become brittle through the years and shattered. The stone states that Paulsen’s middle name was Siebold. The other words visible are her dates of birth and death. To learn more and see a picture of the headstone that the Iowa Memorial Granite Company designed and installed for the grave of Julie Paulsen, click here to read the May 30, 2011 story published online by the Quad City Times titled "Community fixes up old cemetery."

Families that reside in the following Iowa cities, townships, communities and towns have been buying headstones and gravestones from the Iowa Memorial Granite for generations; Atalissa, Burlington, Wellman, Waterloo, Des Moines, Hiawatha, Seventy-Six, Tipton, Blue Grass, Mount Pleasant, Maquoketa, Marion, Cedar Rapids, Sweetland, Durant, Mt. Vernon, Ottumwa, Davenport, Bell Plaine, Pella, Durant, Wapsinonoc, Marshallton, Oskaloosa, New London, Muscatine, Riverside, Solon, Conesville, North Liberty, Sioux City, Fruitland, Fairfield, Iowa City, Nichols, Waterloo, Stockton, Council Bluffs, Coralville, Walcott, Columbus Junction, Ames, West Liberty, West Des Moines, Wilton, Dubuque, Letts, Williamsburg, Newton, Cranston, Centerville, Wapello, Ankeny, Albia, Urbandale, Dyersville, Fairport, Cedar Falls, Cascade, Midway Beach, Marion, Sigourny, Montpelier, Bettendorf, Montezuma, Moscow, Teeds Grove, Marshalltown, Petersburg, Mason City, Toledo, Grundy Center, Bloomington, Clinton, Cedar, Manchester, Burlington, Kalona, Fulton, Ottumwa, Dysart, Goshen, Fort Dodge, Lake, La Porte City, Grandview, West Burlington, Knoxville, Mediapolis, Coralville, Oakville, Johnston, Morning Sun, Orono, Clive, Winterset, New Sharon, Nashua, Iowa City, Altoona, Atlantic, Winfield, Orono, Newton, Bloomfield, Pike and Indianola.

 

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